Brunei Darussalam implements an inclusive and whole of nation approach, whereby the governmental agencies collaborate and engage with relevant stakeholders, namely the private sector, non-governmental organisations, NGOs, researchers and academia. It is to achieve the objective of Wawasan Brunei 2035. According to the Acting Minister of Development, the collaboration between the Ministry of Development and Universiti Teknologi Brunei focuses on road infrastructure and safety works, and in providing expertise through teaching and learning. Dato Seri Paduka Architect Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin stated the matter at the Opening Ceremony of the 8th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology, BICET, held virtually.
With the theme, “Innovation in Engineering and Technology towards Enhancing Quality of Life and Society”, the conference was jointly organised by the Faculty of Engineering, UTB, Pertubuhan Ukur, Jurutera dan Arkitek, PUJA, Brunei, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IMechE, Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE International, Brunei Section, Institution of Civil Engineers, ICE, and Institution of Engineering and Technology, IET. Professor Doctor Dayang Hajah Zohrah binti Hj Sulaiman, Vice Chancellor of UTB as advisor of BICET 2021 said that as a leading technological university in Brunei Darussalam, UTB nurtures socially responsible talents committed to building an entrepreneurial society in pursuit of innovation and industry-relevant capabilities. The 3-day conference includes 20 discussion sessions. More than 200 working papers from various fields were received from 30 countries.
Source: Radio Television Brunei